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The Nuggets used a combination of perfectly-executed double teams and strong team defense to beat the Houston Rockets in the two team’s first meeting earlier this season. Denver didn’t get either of those two things this time around in Houston. The Rockets trounced the Nuggets 130-104 to even the season series with Denver at one game apiece. James Harden led…...

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The Nuggets’ best moment of 2019 was four years in the making. Denver clinched its first playoff berth of the Michael Malone era in Denver’s coach’s fourth season on a Monday night in Boston late last year. A few weeks later the Nuggets won the Northwest Division for the first time since 2010. Nikola Jokic then scored 43 points in…...

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The last time Michael Porter Jr. was a part of a starting lineup was November 10, 2017. The setting was Mizzou Arena. The opponent was Iowa State. Porter played just two minutes in Missouri’s season opener before leaving the game with a hip injury that sidelined him for the next four months. Seven hundred and eighty days, a redshirt season…...

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Will Barton tried to block it out, but his mind kept wandering as he ran up and down the Pepsi Center hardwood Saturday. Barton was thinking about Louis Grant, who was shot and killed Friday morning in Baltimore. Grant, 26, was Barton’s cousin. “I couldn’t stop thinking about him during the game. I couldn’t stop,” Barton told DNVR after the Nuggets’ 118-110…...

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Michael Malone summed up the general feeling around his team pretty well as the Nuggets passed the Christmas Day landmark on the NBA calendar earlier this week. “Our guys are great. They understand that we’re not satisfied being 21-9, 7-1 (in the last eight games),” Malone said Friday. “We can still play so much better and that’s the scary thing…...

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Did anyone have flashbacks to last May and the Nuggets and Trail Blazers’ Western Conference semifinal matchup while watching the Pelicans bully the Nuggets on national TV in Denver’s first Christmas Day game since 2012? In that playoff series, CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard poured in 26.4 and 25.1 points per piece across seven games. But it was what the…...

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The Nuggets’ regular season tipped off on Oct. 23 but it’s said the season doesn’t really start until Christmas. So if you haven’t kept up with the Nuggets until now, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. The Nuggets are 21-8 heading into their Christmas Day matchup with the Pelicans (8-23) who are still without No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson.…...

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Michael Malone walked up to the interview podium prior to Game 5 of the Nuggets’ second-round series against the Trail Blazers prepared to talk about anything but basketball. Earlier that day there had been another school shooting. This one took place at STEM School, a charter school located in the Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch where Malone, his wife, and…...

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Was the Phoenix Suns’ zone defense really going to end the Nuggets’ six-game winning streak? For most of Monday’s second half it seemed like it was. After the Nuggets took a 56-49 lead into the halftime break, the Suns stormed out of the locker room to outscore Denver 32-26 in the third quarter. The Nuggets looked lost against the Suns’…...

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At 20-8 the Denver Nuggets are off to their best start…ever. That’s right. Nikola Jokic suffered through the worst offensive slump of his career, the Nuggets’ offense still hasn’t clicked (they currently rank 13th in offense), and Denver’s bench has struggled to string together solid offensive and defensive quarters, let alone games. Yet, the Nuggets — in their 50-plus season…...

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Before you could say “the ball is popping” the Nuggets were out to a double-digit advantage over the Timberwolves. Denver opened Friday’s matchup by draining six of its first seven shots from the field, three of its first four 3s, and led Minnesota 17-7 after just four minutes of action. The Nuggets expanded their lead to 13 after 12 minutes…...

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Down by 15 points at halftime and by 19 early in the third quarter, the Nuggets were trending towards one of their more disappointing losses of the season. Paul Millsap had other ideas. Millsap scored seven-straight points beginning at the 9:11 mark of the third and sprung the Nuggets on a 24-0 run over the next six minutes to take…...

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Gary Harris is averaging 37.2 minutes per game over the Nuggets’ current three-game winning streak. That’s too many for Michael Malone. “The greatest challenge I have now is I can’t continue to play Gary Harris 38 minutes a night. I really can’t,” Malone said Tuesday. “Sometimes I get caught in the moment. I’m worried about the Knicks. We’ve got to…...

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Leading by 20 points in the first half and by 16 at the halftime break, the Nuggets looked to be cruising to an easy victory over the lowly New York Knicks. But then a third quarter transpired that the Nuggets and Michael Malone would like to forget. The Knicks outscored the Nuggets 33-20 in the third quarter and even led…...

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Take stock of one moment in particular from the Nuggets’ 114-99 win over the Trail Blazers. With three minutes gone in the second quarter, Carmelo Anthony was isolated on the right wing against Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. Melo crossed the ball from right to left then went between his legs and blew past Porter on his way to an…...

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Carmelo Anthony’s best memory from his 7 1/2 year run with the Nuggets? No surprise, it was Denver’s trip to the Western Conference Finals in 2009. But when ‘Melo looks back at his Nuggets’ tenure, it’s not the seven-consecutive playoff appearances or the three 50-plus win seasons that stick out. It’s how those Nuggets teams helped change how the city…...

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Michael Malone couldn’t hide his frustration any longer. After watching what he believed to be a foul committed on Nikola Jokic right in front of the Nuggets’ bench go uncalled, Denver’s coach ran out onto the floor to protest the non-call. Referee Evan Scott quickly signaled for a technical as assistant coach Wes Unseld Jr. rushed to hold Malone back.…...

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